GRC Announcements

Home >GRC Announcements

China-GCC Webinar: Navigating the Dynamics of GCC-China Relations Organized by the Gulf Research Center (GRC) and the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) The Gulf Research Center (GRC) and the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) is organizing a webinar on China-GCC relations, “Navigating the Dynamics of GCC-China Relations,” on February 7, 2024, 12:00-1:30 PM (Saudi Arabia time).

/

On January 29, 2024, Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center (GRC), met with the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Dr. Bisher Al-Khasawneh

/

On January 29, 2024, Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center (GRC), met with the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Dr. Bisher Al-Khasawneh

On January 29, 2024, Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center (GRC), met with the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Dr. Bisher Al-Khasawneh, before giving his lecture on Saudi-Jordanian relations at the invitation of the Mashura Center for Studies and Research in Amman, Jordan.

The Gulf Research Center would like to cordially invite you to the first webinar of the GRC’s GCC-ASEAN webinar series, “Looking Forward: Outlines for Developing GCC-ASEAN Cooperation,” on January 18, 2024, 10:00-11:30 AM CET, 12:00-1:30 PM KSA.

/

The Gulf Research Center would like to cordially invite you to the first webinar of the GRC’s GCC-ASEAN webinar series, “Looking Forward: Outlines for Developing GCC-ASEAN Cooperation,” on January 18, 2024, 10:00-11:30 AM CET, 12:00-1:30 PM KSA.

GLMM Webinar Series: Gulf-born, second and third generation foreign residents: a resource for Gulf states’ development process

/

GLMM Webinar Series: Gulf-born, second and third-generation foreign residents: a resource for Gulf states’ development process.

https://grc-net.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iKV1FkYAT8KH7EQWum5Nrw#/registration


The Gulf Research Center (GRC) @Gulf_Research and The European House Ambrosetti (TEHA) @Ambrosetti_ organized a roundtable discussion titled “The New Relevance of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf, and the Middle East—Global Perspectives.” featuring Federico Rampini, journalist, writer and principal expert in geopolitics at TEHA.

/

The Gulf Research Center (GRC) @Gulf_Research and The European House Ambrosetti (TEHA) @Ambrosetti_ organized a roundtable discussion titled “The New Relevance of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf, and the Middle East—Global Perspectives.” featuring Federico Rampini, journalist, writer and principal expert in geopolitics at TEHA.

The Gulf Research Center (GRC) @Gulf_Research and The European House Ambrosetti (TEHA) @Ambrosetti_ organized a roundtable discussion titled “The New Relevance of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf, and the Middle East—Global Perspectives.” featuring Federico Rampini, journalist, writer and principal expert in geopolitics at TEHA.

The roundtable convened academics, diplomats and representatives in the business community to discuss Middle East geopolitics from a nuanced perspective.

This discussion examined the growing global influence of the Gulf region and highlighted the importance of Saudi Arabia in particular. It delved into the social changes taking place with the implementation of the Vision 2030 agenda items, sparking a shift in political and religious ideologies. This has meant improved relations with the West as far as democracy and human rights debates are concerned.

Saudi Arabia has played a role in aligning Europe with the Gulf for energy supplies since the start of the war in Ukraine. They have effectively redirected EU focus away from Russia and toward Gulf partners.

Viewed as a thriving market with abundant investment opportunities, particularly after pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, Saudi Arabia has garnered attention from the international business community. Collaborating with resource-rich African partners, alongside the Kingdom's deepening ties with China and Russia, presents opportunities. However, the growing alignment between Saudi Arabia and Russia in OPEC+ raises concerns in the US, potentially providing opportunities for China and Russia.

Discussing various points in the roundtable, Rampini explored the changing geopolitical landscape shed light on the roles of regional powers like Saudi Arabia in the international system. The Gaza war underscored Saudi Arabia's regional influence while revealing diplomatic vulnerabilities.

The Gulf Research Center (GRC) just published its 2023 Annual Report highlighting all the activities, programs, and events that took place over the year

/

The Gulf Research Center (GRC) just published its 2023 Annual Report highlighting all the activities, programs, and events that took place over the year

The Gulf Research Center (GRC) just published its 2023 Annual Report highlighting all the activities, programs, and events that took place over the year
a